06/42 Integrating the Environment?

Kerstin Brunnström, Hans Hargbäck, Per Lagerstedt, Jan Olsson
Serier – Sida EvaluationDescription:
Sida's Environmental Management System establishes that environmental aspects shall be considered in all of the organisation's lines of work, and that this is the responsibility of the entire agency. This study evaluates the extent to which Sida has managed to turn this policy into actual practice. It does so by drawing on an extensive material from interviews with Sida staff and partners, documents from the organisation, project documentation, and visits to six of its field offices. The evaluation notes several positive traits, but also a number of obstacles to integrating environmental concerns in Sida's work.